When the weather outside feels like you’re in Scotland, why not come inside the kitchen at Holy Trinity and learn how to bake authentic British scones?

As parish cooks prepare for the 17th annual English Afternoon Tea Feb. 26, Joan Kidd and Anthea Purves are offering a lesson in baking scones.

The free workshop will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Holy Trinity kitchen.

“We’ll provide all the ingredients, and participants will go home with the knowledge of how to make scones,” Joan said. She asked participants to register in advance so that she can provide enough ingredients.

After 17 years, the cooks who prepare food for the annual English Tea are looking for some extra hands in the kitchen, and thought a baking class would help. “If the tea is going to go on, then we need more people to do the baking,” Joan added.

To register for the free baking lesson, call the church office at 404-377-2622.

Each year, volunteer cooks from Holy Trinity prepare more than 500 scones as well as lemon curd, cheese straws, cucumber sandwiches, and other traditional English Tea treats.

Jan. 29 is also the date that tickets for the tea go on sale. Tickets will be available before and after the 10:30 service, at the scone-baking lesson, and in the parish office weekdays until all tickets are sold.

Seatings for the English Tea are at 2 and 4 p.m. Because of the popularity of the tea, tickets generally sell out at least a week in advance. Cost is $15 per person or $120 for a table of eight.